Tichina Arnold is an actress and singer, famous for her roles in the TV sitcoms Martin and Everybody Hates Chris. She has won two NAACP Image awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for both of these roles.
Amy Brenneman is an actress known for her roles in the television series NYPD Blue, Judging Amy and Private Practice. She has also starred in films such as Heat, Fear, Daylight, Nine Lives and 88 Minutes.
Brianna Brown is a tv and film actress known for her roles in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin and Knocked Up, as well as roles on ABC’s General Hospital and Showtime’s Homeland.
Geena Davis is an actress, film producer, writer, women’s Olympics archery team semi-finalist and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Actress Frances Fisher is known for her work on television, in theater and in films, including roles in Unforgiven and Titanic.
Catherine Hardwicke is a director and screenwriter whose film, Twilight, had the highest-grossing first weekend for any female director.
Janis Ian is a songwriter, singer, musician and columnist whose first hit, Society’s Child, was released when she was fifteen years old and whose 1975 song, At Seventeen, reached number 3 on the Billboard charts.
Melina Kanakaredes is a multi-talented actor, philanthropist, writer, and director. Her work in TV, film and Broadway has earned her critical acclaim. For 6 years she starred in the CBS series CSI: New York.
As the most famous face in daytime television history, Susan Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane on ABC-TV's All My Children. In May 1999 she won the Emmy Award for Best Actress.
Journalist Lisa Ling is known for her role as a co-host of ABC’s The View, as host of National Geographic Explorer, as a reporter on Channel One News, and special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.
Ana Ortiz is an actress and singer known for her roles in Ugly Betty and Devious Maids.
Kimberly Peirce is a feature film director, notable for her debut feature film, Boys Don’t Cry.
Shonda Rhimes is an acclaimed Hollywood writer who is creator and lead writer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
Robin Swicord is a screenwriter and film director. She wrote the screenplay for the film Memoirs of a Geisha and co-wrote the screenplay for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Kate Walsh is a film and television actress, currently known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Alfre Woodard is an Academy Award nominated actress, known for roles on television (True Blood, Desperate Housewives), film (Primal Fear, K-Pax, The Family That Preys), and stage.
*Nora Ephron (deceased)
Nora Ephron was a filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger whose work included the scripts for When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.